Gold Coast Solar Panels – Cost Effective and Environment Friendly

The Gold Coast solar system business is cost effective and also money saving: There is only an investment of startup cost, once that gets recovered, you get practically free energy from sun. Moreover, the recovery period for the initial investment is also very short, and it basically depends on the amount of electricity used. Also, there are certain government schemes that provide financial incentives for the initial cost. Further, if your system is generating more energy than you use, you can sell it to your utility company against a credit on your account, this is called net metering. These credits will help you to save money in your electricity bill, if you have one at all. Another, benefit is that as solar energy does not run on fuel like gasoline, so your system will remain unaffected from the ever-increasing price of gasoline.

Environmentally friendly

As known to everyone, solar energy is environmentally friendly and that’s the main reason why the government of developed countries are so much after pushing the habit of using solar energy. It’s a clean source of energy that doesn’t cause pollution, emission of harmful gasses, global warming, acid rain, smog or other such environment risking effects. Moreover, it positively contributes to the minimizing of harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

The advantage of being Independent

By using a Gold Coast business solar system as your source of electricity, you become independent as you won’t have to rely on any fuel supply or connection to power/gas grid to run your system. Further, you will not have to bother about power cuts as well.

Low/ no maintenance

Installation of any system bring along the headache of maintenance. But same is not true in case of Solar Energy systems, which are virtually maintenance free. As mentioned earlier, there is only one investment i.e. the startup cost after that there is no recurring costs; moreover, the system lasts for decades. There occurs no need of investing on maintenance as these systems don’t create noise, don’t require lubrication, do not release offensive smells, etc. Just that in case your need of energy increases, you will require to install more solar panels.

Differences between solar panels for business and homes

Since the advent of solar energy, many people have come to appreciate the reason why it is called an alternative form of energy. Many homes that initially stayed in darkness have more reasons to smile. Businesses too are not left behind, for many have managed to considerably reduce their operation costs by moving from the other costly forms of energy to the relatively cheaper solar energy. While solar panels are used both in residential and commercial areas, there is a wide range of differences with regards to the kinds used for each location. The following are some of these differences.


Business solar panels are often larger as compared to the residential ones. They are often a foot wider and feature 96 cells as opposed to the residential ones that feature only 72 cells.


It is important to note that solar panels are sold per kilowatt hour. For this reason, there is no actual cost difference between commercial and residential solar panels. However, given the higher energy demands of commercial areas coupled with the higher number of cells of the solar panels used in these areas, it therefore means that business solar systems are more cost-effective.


Solar panels come in either white or black. The white solar panels are used both for commercial and residential areas. However, due to certain security concerns, the home solar panels can be black. Anyway, this is not a provision for businesses as they are only offered with a white backing.


While both commercial and residential panels can be mounted on a roof with a bolted racking system, solar panels for business often require a non-ballasted mounting system, due to the fact that most of these systems are mounted on flat roofs. This is especially necessary for easier installation, since a business may require more than just one solar panel.